- Release Date 2015-12-18
- Label Perplexity Music
- Catalog PMW022
The first track, 'Moku' is a delightful number to begin with as it highlights what the EP is about and the story behind its title. You are treated to a host of sun ladened melodies that start off from the moment you press play, illuminating your mind and preparing you for a dazzling production that streams out good feelings and pleasant musings. Moku, a little place of heaven off the Hawaiian coast, a place where the water is as blue as the nightly sky and the sun as blazing as can be, that is where you are transported to from your daily lives; to this exotic and riveting destination. The energetic and subdued synths work well with the overall floating elements of the crisp vocal chops, bringing in flavour and colour to this already extraordinary work of art. A delicate piano line is used for a tender touch to lighten up this exquisite piece bringing it all to soothing and peaceful end; coaxing the lustrous Hawaiian breeze right to you.
There has been a dry spell of weather, but all of a sudden, the rain pours down and engulfs everything in sight, for however long that is. Suddenly, it's bright again and slowly the rain water is drying off, leaving this pungent and dense smell in the air, almost refreshing, as if the pores of rain that are drying are evaporating all around and you can smell it; that, that is 'Petrichor'. As refreshing as the word itself , you can feel that new and untouched feeling of everything being cleansed by the way the gorgeous melody kicks in right away alongside the subtle but strong percussion. The bell like chimes add in that authenticity, with the powerful chord work protruding through to heartfelt sounds. Almost like a rising tide, the breakdown serenades you into oblivion by the light piano lines that purge everything that is dark, leading you into the light before the full extent of the fluttering melody really launches in with the well placed vocal chops; that's when you know you've felt it and tasted it, the freedom after the rain.
Canadian talent Martin Peter brings in his impressive musical artillery for a divine remix of 'Moku', luring you in with the slow and deep chords that spark wonder yet positivity. This beautiful remix really focuses on the sweet melodies from the original, using a great range of chord accentions and vocal chops to enhance the smooth and delicate textures of it. It is vibrant and welcoming, really being one to warm up those blistering and fast approaching winter nights with the right blend of rhythm and melody that works strategically, again taking you away to the warm Moku air that surrounds you.
Another EP that has blown us away and we hope that you felt the same range of emotions that these prodigious artists have managed to extract from the deepest parts of us. It's always viable to learn something new, whether through music or life itself, but we hope you gained not only this intoxicating music that runs in tune with our heartbeats but also a place of contentment and belonging in the mere form of words. Text by: Hazra Begum